I am very non-traditional. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 11 years. Now I am also a full time student. I have 4 kids. I have my applications in and two interviews at medicals schools this week. I am wondering about the idea of taking a portfolio with pictures of who I am. Things like one of the many wedding cakes I have made, cliff jumping at the lake, a family picture, a picture of my husband and I, and various other things that I have done- just maybe about 10 pics total. A friend at school did something like that, but with pictures of herself doing research and other professional pursuits, and took it to her interview with the same school I am going to. She thought they liked it, and actually she was accepted. Of course, being a mom has kept me from having much "professional" stuff to show. So do you think something like that would set me apart or just make me look silly?